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Chipotle Ordered to Pay Over $800,000 in Attorneys’ Fees After Losing Case

One of the biggest hurdles to a plaintiff in pursuing a lawsuit is the cost of doing so. Suing someone, especially a corporation, is never easy. Hiring an attorney is usually necessary to have a reasonable chance of succeeding. However, legal support isn’t free. Lawyers have to make a living, just like everyone else. But …

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What Rights Do Government Contractors and Employees Have Against Wrongful Termination?

If you’re a government contractor or a government employee, you may be wondering whether you are protected against employment discrimination under the same sorts of laws as private employees. In general, the answer is yes! In fact, most government workers enjoy even broader protections than employees of private companies. Read on to see what laws …

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A Table of Wrongful Termination and Other Employment Laws

If you’ve been using our online damages calculator to assess the potential value of your employment discrimination case, you might be wondering whether you can really recover what it says you can. Remember that the calculator cannot tell you whether you have a case at all—your employer may have treated you terribly without actually doing …

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What Is a Demand Letter, and How Demanding Should It Be? Demand Letters, Part 3

In my previous two posts, I talked about how getting your emotions under control will allow you to get the jump on your former employer when litigation begins. The first addressed what to do when you receive the company’s response to your demand letter. The second discussed what to do when you get the typical …

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What Happens After You Send a Demand Letter? Demand Letters, Part 2

Have you been discriminated against at work due to your race, age, pregnancy status, or caregiver status? If you’ve decided to take legal action, the starting gun for suing your boss is sending a “demand letter.” A demand letter is pretty much what it sounds like: a letter in which you (usually through your lawyer) …

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What Is a Demand Letter, and How Demanding Should It Be? Demand Letters, Part 1

If you’re having trouble at work and you’ve talked to an employment law attorney, he or she might have mentioned sending a “demand letter.” What exactly is a demand letter, though? A demand letter, as the name suggests, is a letter that an employee (often through an attorney) sends to a former employer “demanding” that …

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Is It Illegal Conduct or Just Bad Behavior? Workplace Liability Part 2: How to Win When There’s No Case

As we set up in our last post, the most important question that our online damages calculator can’t help you with is the issue of liability—whether your employer violated the law and therefore whether you’ll have a case that can result in a financial recovery. Last time, we imagined that your sociopath boss treated you …

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Does your employer have liability for what happened at work, or was it just bad behavior?

Is It Illegal Conduct or Just Bad Behavior? Workplace Liability Part 1: The Setup

Perhaps the most important question that our online damages calculator leaves unanswered is what attorneys call liability. That is, the calculator doesn’t address the threshold question of whether your employer violated the law at all. It is possible that you were subject to wrongdoing at work and that as a result you lost your job and …

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What information do you have to share to prevail on an emotional distress claim?

An Important Warning About the Downside of an Emotional Distress Claim

If you are using our online damages calculator to assess the potential value of your employment discrimination case, you may be intrigued by the idea of emotional distress damages. While plaintiffs can certainly recover a good sum from an emotional distress claim if they provide the fact-finder with clear evidence about how they suffered, there …

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